Mobile Web Technology – Five Things You Need To Know
- July 13, 2016
- Posted by: iNurture
- Category: Blogs
Mobile web technology is mainly used in feature phones or smart phone devices nowadays. These smart phones have so many web applications which are simpler to use than in laptops and desktops. Laptops and desktops generally use fixed line services to connect to the world wide web where as in smart phones it is more convenient to use which are portable, can connect to world wide web at any place and anytime.
Mobile web browsers are mainly built by application developers who uses high-level components to build their content which displays on the web and also provides services using several tools and technologies. The main areas which are focused include Web designing and development, network integration, media communications, interacting with the device, performance, enabling the security and privacy of the devices.
Mobile web features mainly include the content of the web, text, graphics used to showcase, and multimedia. Based on the inputs received from the user, who uses touch screens as a media there goes back end processes with hardware and sensors, also communicating with the storage and varied networks and provides a response to the user.
Mobile devices are comparatively quite small when compared to desktops and laptops, their screen is smaller, shifting the portrait while tilting horizontal or vertical positions. They often are equipped with touch screens. Several mobiles featured API which helps in this orientation process which is more helpful on mobile devices than in laptops.
Five things which are considered to be important while designing mobile web includes Adapting to the new layout, while orientation is defined as Responsive Web Design which utilizes CSS layouts, which help the browsers to adapt to the new size as the orientation changes, designing of touch screens as the screen is mainly utilized by the fingers movement than the mouse clicks. It should be quick enough to respond to the touch, the height, width of the images should be optimized so that they are clearly visible on the smaller screen without a disturbing quality of the image.
The things we should be aware of before using Mobile web technology includes providing the best experience for the user with the embedded features of mobility, facing the challenges imposed by the networks delays and costs incurred for them, limitations offered by CPU and memory problems, differences in the pointing devices and keyboard limitations.
Mobile users usually operate mobiles in a different way than compared to desktops and laptops and several different software’s are developed for smart phones or mobile devices which are installed on the manufacturing platforms or uses server processing or client processing which are delivered as web applications.
Java script is used to provide web browser experience in mobile devices. As mobile devices come with an array of different specifications in hardware and software requirements, detailed information needs to be taken to design the web browsers. The competition is intense in this field and is continuously growing providing greater revenues and job opportunities.
Mobile User Interface (UI) is an important factor to be considered while designing the mobile apps. Several constraints, contexts are taken into account along with the screen size, input and the ability to mobilize. User mainly focuses on the UI for the interaction which forms a bridge between the hardware and software. The user inputs the queries on to the UI and receives the response on the same, the constraints include the size of the screen and the user’s hand.
Mobile UI is supported by back end systems which provide intermittent support for accessing to several systems. Selecting a tool which impacts user’s experience should also be considered. Based on the existing infrastructure, skills required for development, mobile platforms a development platform is to be selected.
Selecting a cross platform for using on to the different multiple platforms has been a huge success and the technologies like CSS, Hypertext markup language, and Java script are used to increase the user rich experience. Every application software has their own developmental platform like iOS has Code with C, Android has Eclipse IDE and Windows, and Blackberry has their own platforms.
Mobile web technology amalgamates several tools and technologies to build a stronger developmental platform which works on multiple platforms. These are retested within the developmental environment first by using emulators later performed in field testing. These emulators are less expensive and help to test applications which are installed on mobile devices. The most popular operating systems like windows, android, blackberry, iPhone uses emulators to test the mobile devices.
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